Chinua Achebe Writing Styles in Vengeful Creditor

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Point of View

"Vengeful Creditor" is told by a third-person narrator who focuses on the viewpoints of various characters at different points in the narration. The story opens with Mrs. Emenike doing her marketing in a modern supermarket. She is pleased by the deference accorded her by the staff; the checkout clerks compete for the privilege of serving her, and even the paper receipt politely thanks her for her patronage. But when the only "boy" available to carry her groceries to her Mercedes is less than eager to serve and less than grateful for the tip she offers, Mrs. Emenike displays her impatience and irritation with members of the lower class. Although the reader is given Mrs. Emenike's version of these events, she is not presented in a favorable light. For example, the narrator's description of Mrs. Emenike's painstaking search through the many coins in her wallet for a...

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